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The entire Unified Patent Court (UPC) project is at risk of failing due to continued delays to the ratification of the new regime, a Munich-based patent litigator has warned.
A former BBC television presenter engaged by the company through a personal service company (PSC) should be taxed as an employee under the employment intermediaries legislation, a tax tribunal has ruled.
New regulations on trade secrets are being consulted on in the UK.
ANALYSIS: The creation of a standardised digital health record for every child in England should ensure that in future children receive better, more consistent and coordinated health care in a way that is transparent to parents and guardians. However, if this initiative is to be success, it is vital that privacy risks are effectively managed.
Formal bidding for spectrum identified as central to '4G' and future '5G' services in the UK is set to commence after the Court of Appeal rejected a legal challenge against the rules set for the auction.
Major technology companies have been encouraged to sign up to the UK's 'Tech Talent Charter'.
The recent publication of an online database of anonymised arbitrator challenge decisions by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) is a "significant development in regards to transparency", an expert has said.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recovered an additional £819 million from investigations into payroll taxes last year, up by 16% from the previous year, according to new figures.
ANALYSIS: The increasing size and complexity of international disputes means that experts will more frequently be called on to provide expertise, and in a wider variety of capacities, according to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
The first dedicated cybersecurity framework in Singapore has been passed by the country's parliament.
"Ambitious" plans to create new international sections of the Paris Court of Appeal will be welcomed by international businesses operating in France, particularly those for whom French is not the native language, experts have said.
UK prime minister Theresa May has commissioned a review into current legislation on "offensive online communications".
Employment law reforms will focus on 'quality' of UK work, as well as quantity of jobs, says government
The UK government will place the same focus on 'quality' of work as quantity of jobs, and report on this annually as part of efforts to ensure that employment laws reflect modern working practices.
ANALYSIS: Technology companies should use their gender pay gap (GPG) reporting duties as a chance to attract female talent.
Brexit will give the UK the chance to be more 'innovative and responsive' on competition law matters, say peers
The UK's forthcoming exit from the EU will enable the country to adopt a "more innovative and responsive" approach to the way in which competition law is enforced and mergers regulated, a UK parliamentary committee has said.
New questions have been raised about the lawfulness of UK surveillance laws following a court ruling on Tuesday.
A case before the UK's Supreme Court is set to provide guidance on whether and to what extent internet service providers (ISPs) will be expected to pick up the cost of blocking customers' access to websites that facilitate the sale of fake goods, an intellectual property law expert has said.
ANALYSIS: The European Banking Authority (EBA) should give more detailed direction to banks and other financial institutions on the steps they need to take to comply with financial regulation when outsourcing business operations to the cloud.
US technology company Qualcomm has been fined more than €997 million by the European Commission over a breach of EU competition rules.
NHS bodies in England have been given the go-ahead to store health and social care data, including confidential patient information, on servers based in the US and in some other countries outside of Europe.